[OS X TeX] Using Ghostview and/or another PostScript Viewer

Thomas Rike tricycle222 at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 23 17:49:58 EST 2007

Although there was no response to this list yesterday to my problem.  
I did receive a private message from the developer of MacGhostView,  
Thomas Kiffe, which might be useful to others:

	"Your message prompted me to finally release MacGhostView 4.3.2. It
	should solve the problem you were having with eps files.

	There is an option under Preferences - Keys which allows the user
	to set the origin to the lower left corner, like Postscript, and
	the coordinates of the lower left corner match the bounding box

I have downloaded the new release and it works exactly as advertised.  
It is for PPC but works on the Intel Mac. I didn't want to use X11  
anyway.  I will pay for the shareware($20) as soon as I finish this  
email. By the way, if you haven't seen the new package pinlabel put  
out by Colin Rourke of Mathematical Sciences Publishers, take a look  
at the TeX Catalogue Online:


Once again this list proves to be the place to post a problem if one  
wants a considered answer. Tom Rike

On Feb 22, 2007, at 11:08 AM, Thomas Rike wrote:

> I am trying to use \pinlabel in LaTeX to label eps figures I  
> created in Intaglio. I used i-installer to install ghostview 3.5.8  
> (gv) in /usr/local/bin and ghostscript 8.54 (gs) is already in /usr/ 
> local/bin.

>  I then tried a piece of shareware called MacGhostView 4.3.1 by  
> Thomas Kiffe which displays foo.eps very nicely, but ignores the  
> coordinate convention embedded in the graphic and uses (0,0) for  
> the upper left corner and (m,n) for m pts to the right and n pts  
> down from the (0,0). This information is useless in \pinlabel. Has  
> anyone used this software and found a way to make the coordinates  
> correspond to the what the eps file says in the header, for  
> example,  BoundingBox: 72 501 482 647, where (72,501) is the lower  
> left corner and (482,647) is the upper left corner?

Thomas Rike
Oakland High School Mathematics Department(Ret.)
1023 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: 510-879-3040 (ext 216)
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